$18,180 - $21,059
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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S Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,180 - $21,059
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY

Interior Features

  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • SYNC Selective Service Internet Access
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins, 2nd Row Underseat Storage and Audio Media Storage
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets

Entertainment Features

  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
  • Integrated Roof Antenna

Exterior Features

  • Tires: P235/55R17 A/S BSW -inc: Low-Rolling-Resistance, mini spare
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Gray Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
  • Gray Bodyside Cladding and Gray Wheel Well Trim
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Black Door Handles
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • LED Brakelights

Safety Features

  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

Mechanical Features

  • Engine: 2.5L i-VCT -inc: flex-fuel capability
  • 3.51 Axle Ratio
  • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 15.7 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Short And Long Arm Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

2018 Ford Escape Owner Reviews


512 Reviews

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Love it but wish we sized up

This car fits our family of four just well-enough. The cab is great, but the backseat is where we find challenges. Our rear-facing car seat is bunched up against the front seats. If not taken care of properly, this can cause the car seat to have somewhat of a tilt. Getting two kids in and out of the car can also be a challenge for an SUV. We probably should have sizes up with the edge or the explorer. The car�s height is also of some concern. When trying to get our ten month old into her car seat, we have to be cognizant of the way we place her in. We can't lift her too much over the railing of the car seat or we will honk her head. For a family of four, this is a tight squeeze. Driving the car is amazing, except we wish the gas Mileage was a bit better. However, this car is sturdy enough to handle two kids. We feel safe in the vehicle and love the blind spot mirrors. There are not TOO many features that become unhelpful, instead it�s simplicity is very nice. Overall, we love the car, but wish it was more spacious.

- Christina R

I miss my old 2008 escape...

The engine is a lot weaker than the 2008 ford escape I used to have. The new 2018 ford escape is also way lower to the ground and the wheel wells are a lot smaller as well. I have never had an issue getting around in the snow, even down back roads in the middle of winter in my 2008 escape but in the 2018 escape, I can feel my wheels struggling to turn due to too much snow in the wheel wells. I can feel the 2018 escape scraping deep snow when it tries to go through it, and I am nervous to attempt to go down any bumpy roads in the winter considering how low it seems in the front. It drives well, the interior is nice, but it definitely feels like a car and not a SUV. I am not sure what ford is trying to do, but they took away all their decent options for mid sized SUVs that can handle deep snow and bumpy dirt roads. Everything they make now seems to be more expensive and less sporty. That is really a bummer. If I had the chance to take back my old 2008 escape, I would do it in a heartbeat.

- Ash D

Great simple low-cost SUV.

Love the backup camera that was included with car. Makes for easy road trips since it is easy on gas and smooth driving. The lease process for this vehicle through our Ford dealership was a very easy process that gave us a low monthly payment option. My kids love riding in this SUV. We have it in white. Both the air conditioner and heat run fantastic in this little SUV. The air conditioner gets cold pretty fast. The ford escape is a little on the small side, so if you have a family larger that 5, I would not buy this vehicle. For our family of 4 it is the perfect size though. The only problems I have noticed since owning this vehicle is that I notice the brakes seem to squeak when put in reverse. Now, this only happens in reverse. Also, closing the back hatch, there is not button to close so you manually have to shut it which can be a pain, as it does tend to be a little on the heavy side. All in all, this is a great low cost vehicle that I highly recommend.

- Crystal H

Review of 2018 Ford Escape

I love driving the escape. This is the first SUV I've ever leased and I feel so much safer driving in the snow with the 4 wheel drive. It�s the perfect size vehicle for me, not too big or too small. The seats are comfortable and the heated seats are fantastic in the summer. I also love the Ford app where I can start my car right from my phone!! My issues are that my check engine light has already come on and I have not even had the car for 10 months... Sometimes the touch screen will randomly turn off while I'm driving or the phone just doesn't want to connect to the car but other than that the Bluetooth/phone features are good.

- Rachel C

Our Escape the sports edition. It's charcoal, has tinted windows and black rims.

My husband and I love our 2018 Ford Escape. It has ecoboost which shuts the car off to save gas when stopped even though it gets great gas mileage. We have two little ones in car seats but the Escape has plenty of space in the backseat and trunk to fit all of the bags and baby necessities. The Escape is an affordable and reliable family car. The only issues we have had is we can't turn our lights off to go to a drive-in theater and the car did misfire but it was an easy fix for the engineer and we were back to driving around in no time. Our family recommends the 2018 Ford Escape.

- Sara G

Excellent choice to opt for a new vehicle or lease

Finally broke down and got a lease, as when I was working it was not an option as my daily commute was 61 miles each way. We opted for an Escape as I prefer SUVs. Seems the color we got was a very common color for the leased vehicles. As we just hit our year mark this vehicle has proven to be very reliable and dependable. It gets pretty good gas mileage and does an excellent job with defrosting when the weather is cold. Very pleased with this lease and will likely buy it when the lease it up.

- Erin N

Vehicle Review and Highlights

I personally love the fact that this vehicle has four wheels drive incorporated in the car considering I am from New York where the snowy weather is hard on vehicles. The one setting I do not like is the automatic turn off where you have to press the off button every time you get out of the vehicle. This tends to be annoying considering the fact that you can't just keep it off. I also love the gas mileage, it costs approximately $35 to fill my tank.

- Morgan G

Leased 2018 Ford Escape Vehicle

I got the sport package as part of my three year lease, so specialized cloth seats and rims. Lots of room, really helped when moving into my new place. Seats are comfortable and lots of adjustable options. Love having the heated seats since living in New England is cold. Using navigation and my phone�s song apps are super easy. Middle console has a lot of storage. Lots of cup holders throughout the car. Love the red color as well!

- Jessica E

Roomy but not too big; rides smooth

Drives really smooth. No real problems so far. I do wish the windshield wipers that ford puts on their cars were better. They tend to leave smudges and don�t do great. Very reliable. Comfortable, adjustable seats. Works great since I'm short and my husband is tall. Radio sounds nice. Plenty of room on the very back for groceries and such plus my stroller.

- Chelsea P

All in all, I would definitely choose this vehicle as my first SUV purchase.

The Ford Escape is a perfect family vehicle. I am able to fold down the seats to allow my dogs to come on long rides, and then able to raise them up to put in car seats. The all around performance of this vehicle is really amazing. I do however, wish there were more air vent to face towards the back. Overall, I cannot wait to purchase the newer model!

- Rachel B